Sam Tsia was built from a continuous feeling that Greek-American designer Samantha Tsiagalis was left with after her summers in Greece would come to an end. Greece has been a second home to her since birth and a major part of her heritage. It is also where her love of stones began.
As time progressed, she started to see the land and colors in a harmonious but contrasting way that she aimed to convey within her pieces. As a proud October baby, her favorite gemstone and primary stone of choice is Australian Opal.
Organic textures refined with smooth edges, beautiful little aqua pools surrounded by rough sandy beige land, glistening stones sparkling in the ocean, the sound of soft waves dancing in and out--when she wears her designs, she is reminded of amazing adventures and the happiest times of her life.
Her jewelry journey began in 2011 midway through her PR + Advertising college years when she discovered this endless curiosity about how jewelry is made. She took a couple metal smithing courses in her free time but it wasn't until she discovered wax carving that her signature style creatively emerged. Originally founded in New York City in 2015, she built her brand from the ground up. Not having gone to jewelry school, she spent endless hours working on her craft, speaking with different vendors in the 47th St. Diamond District and learning how to set stones and properly finish a high end piece. She now works out of her at-home studio and is constantly learning and evolving with time. All pieces are proudly made solely by Samantha and are uniquely one-of-a-kind.
Sam Tsia is committed to high quality materials and firsthand craftsmanship from start to finish. When you invest in a Sam Tsia piece, you are representing an adventure and time when you leaped from your comfort zone and reached out for your dreams. With every handcrafted piece, we extend those feelings on to you.